Special thanks to:


The Next Generation Radio Project is a week-long digital journalism training project designed to give competitively selected participants, who are interested in radio and journalism, the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own multimedia story. Those chosen for the project are paired with a professional journalist who serves as their mentor.

This edition of the #NPRNextGenRadio project was produced in collaboration with:

  • Managing Editor, Stephanie Kuo, Director of Training, PRX
  • Digital editors, Stephanie Federico, Digital Editor, KUT; Rachel Osier Lindley, Senior Editor, The Texas Newsroom, KERA
  • Visuals, Erica Lee, freelance photojournalist, New Jersey; Kevin Beaty, photojournalist, The Denverite/Colorado Public Radio
  • Illustrators Ard Su, Lauren Ibañez, and Natalia Polanco
  • Web developer, Robert Boos, Metropolitan State University
  • Audio techs: Selena Seay-Reynolds, lead Next Gen audio engineer/production assistant "Wondery; Sean Cronen, Music Mix Engineer/Producer, The Texas Monthly

Our journalist/mentors for this project were:

  • Stella Chavez, Immigration and Demographics Reporter, KERA
  • Dr. Jenn Erdely, Associate Professor, Journalism, Prairie View A&M
  • Dani Matias, Morning Editor Producer/Host, KUT
  • Alejandra Martinez, Reporter, KERA
  • Monica Ortiz Uribe, Multimedia Reporter, USA Today Networks, The El Paso Times
  • Laura Rice, Managing Producer, The Texas Standard, KUT
  • Special thanks to Amy Hinojosa, HUB Project Manager, KERA

NPR’s Next Generation Radio program is directed by its founder, Doug Mitchell.